I first met Gabriela when she was 12 when I photographed her older sister’s Sweet Sixteen. When she got out of her mom’s car last night I couldn’t believe she was the same little girl I had met 6 years ago. We had a great time getting these beautiful portraits of her. We had to dodge a baby gator and a snake which was a piece of cake…. then at the beach we all got eaten up by bugs, thousands of bugs. It was so rough I don’t know how she was able to keep smiling. Here are my favorites.